Christine Bell of Boro Taxis and some of the kickboxing team from M.A-X training

Boro Taxis is celebrating after helping talented young kick-boxers from Tees Valley make their names at the Kick Boxing World Championships in Portugal.

In February 2016, Boro Taxis kick-started a fundraising campaign to support members of the M.A-X Training Academy in Middlesbrough in their efforts to secure the World Championship title for England. Now, the team has returned with an incredible 15-medal haul; nine gold medals, three silver and three bronze.

Amongst junior gold medallists was Adam Ullah, 7, Angeli Ullah, 8, Warren Green, 8, Isaac Long, 12, Holly Underwood, 13, and nine-year-old Saran Hill, who brought home three gold medals of her own. Adult team member Warren Lazenby, 36, was also successful, winning a bronze medal in the adult category.

The champion kickboxers’ achievements were first brought to the attention of Boro Taxis’ by one of their taxi drivers, Ashik Ullah, who is the father of Adam and Angeli.

Christine Bell, Company Secretary at Boro Taxis, said: “We’re so pleased to have been able to support M.A-X Training Academy and its students on their journey to World Championship glory.

“Their success is something that the whole of England, but especially Tees Valley, should be proud of. The young fighters are a credit to their club and region, and I’m sure we will be hearing much more of them as they grow older and progress.”

Samantha Johnson, M.A-X Training Academy Manager, said: “Everyone at the club is so proud of the team’s achievements. We’d never had so many of our young members qualify for the World Championships, and their medal haul is a record for M.A-X too. They are an inspiration for others and a perfect example of what our students can achieve.

“It’s very expensive to attend competitions abroad, so we often have to fundraise to provide our members with the experiences they deserve, which is why Boro Taxis support is so important for us. I’d like to thank them for starting the fundraising and their generous donation of £1000. It made all the difference in reaching Portugal.”

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Notes to Editors:

Boro Taxis was founded by Mohammed Bashir in 1982 with three cars.

Today the company has a fleet of more than 800 vehicles, provides employment for almost 900people in Tees Valley and handles more than 80,000 calls per week .All of Boro Taxis’ private hire drivers are licensed with the relevant Licensing Authorities undergo National Vocational Qualification 2 training in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving. 

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